Silicon Image Expands DTV Port Processor Portfolio With MHL Technology

Monday, December 13th, 2010
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Enables Seamless Connectivity between Mobile Devices and HDTVs

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leader in advanced, interoperable HD connectivity solutions for consumer electronics, today announced the expansion of its growing MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link) product portfolio with the addition of the SiI9387A MHL-enabled HDTV port processor. HDTVs incorporating the SiI9387A seamlessly connect MHL-enabled mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, to display up to 1080p HD video and digital audio content from the mobile device directly to the HDTV.

Silicon Image’s port processors are industry-proven platforms for innovation that add the latest connectivity and performance features to HDTVs. Key features of the SiI9387A port processor include:

  • Auto-Sensing MHL Port
    • Automatically detects MHL source device
    • Supports MHL commands that control the mobile device through the TV remote
    • MHL input resolutions up to 1080p @ 30Hz or 720p/1080i @ 60Hz
  • InstaPort™ S single-second HDMI port switching technology
    • An HDTV with the SiI9387A can perform InstaPort fast input switching with any HDMI source device in the market today
  • HDMI Ports
    • Five HDMI 1.4 inputs
      • HDMI Ethernet Channel/Audio Return Channel on any one port
      • Content Type detection on active port
    • One HDMI output
    • Integrated Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) and Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) memory
  • HDCP Content Protection
  • Power Management
    • Standby mode allows both HDMI and MHL devices to wake TV from standby
    • Low standby power mode with auxiliary power mode for CEC, MHL and EDID support

“The MHL technology in the SiI9387A port processor provides the mobile HD connectivity that consumers want, delivering digital HD quality, plug-and-play simplicity, and the ability to charge the phone while playing video,” said Alex Chervet, senior director of product marketing at Silicon Image, Inc.